‘The Tale Of The Eternal Champion’ (U.S.)

The Tale Of The Eternal Champion

Stone Mountain/Clarkston, GA: White Wolf hardcovers & trade-sized paperbacks, 15 volumes, 1994–2000;
“Special Editor: John Davey
New Omnibus Editions, revised and with new introductions by the author”

Listed below in order of publication

(Click here for British editions,
London: Millennium hardcovers, trade- & mass-sized paperbacks, 14 volumes, 1992–’98)

November 1995
Elric: Song Of The Black Sword;
cover artist:  Kent Williams (also interior) + James Cawthorn (map);

an omnibus containing (pretty much) the entire first half of the primary Elric saga (see below)…

Hardcover (+ book-club ed.);
original price:  $19·99;
viii + 504 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-56504-180-1
.
Trade-sized paperback, 1997 (October);
original price:  $14·99;
I.S.B.N.:  1-56504-195-X;
with
 minor textual amendments/corrections.

Contents:-
pp. ii/iii: ‘Elric In The Young Kingdoms’ (map) by James Cawthorn;
p. vii: Introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
p. 1: Elric Of Melniboné;
p. 121: The Fortress Of The Pearl;
p. 285: The Sailor On The Seas Of Fate*;
p. 415: ‘The Dreaming City’*;
p. 443: ‘While The Gods Laugh’*;
p. 475: ‘The Singing Citadel’*.

* Includes chapter titles, added in 1993 but later dispensed with.

February 1997
Corum: The Coming Of Chaos;
cover artist:  Don Maitz (also interior)
;

an omnibus containing three Corum Jhaelen Irsei novels (see below)…

Hardcover (+ book-club ed.);
original price:  $21·99;
398 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-56504-182-8
;
states “revised”, but (in this instance) should be more accurately ‘containing minor textual amendments’.
Trade-sized paperback, 1999 (August);
original price:  $16·99;
I.S.B.N.:  1-56504-196-8;
with 
(further) minor textual amendments/corrections.

Contents:-
p. 5:  Introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
p. 6: The Knight Of The Swords (as The First Book Of Corum: The Knight Of The Swords on title page);
p. 152: The Queen Of The Swords (as The Second Book Of Corum: The Queen Of The Swords on title page);
p. 274: The King Of The Swords (as The Third Book Of Corum: The King Of The Swords on title page).

May 1998
The Dancers At The End Of Time;
cover artist:  Tom Canty (also interior)
;

an omnibus containing three Jherek Carnelian novels (see below)…

Hardcover (+ book-club ed.);
original price:  $22·99;
x + 398 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-56504-186-0
;
states “revised”, but (in this instance) should be more accurately ‘containing minor textual amendments’.
Trade-sized paperback, 2000 (November);
original price:  $16·99;
I.S.B.N.:  1-56504-994-2;
with 
(further) minor textual amendments/corrections.

Contents:-
p. viii:  Introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
p. 1: An Alien Heat (as An Alien Heat: The Beginning on title page);
p. 147: The Hollow Lands (as The Hollow Lands: The Middle on title page);
p. 289: The End Of All Songs (as The End Of All Songs: The End on title page).

October 1998
Elric: The Stealer Of Souls;
cover artist:  Phil Hale (also interior) + James Cawthorn (map);

an omnibus containing (pretty much) the entire second half of the primary Elric saga (see below)…

Hardcover (+ book-club ed.);
original price:  $22·99;
xiv 625 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  1-56504-18
7-9.
Trade-sized paperback, 2001 (“First hardcover edition October 1998” on copyright page);
original price:  $16·99;
I.S.B.N.:  1-56504-852-0;
with minor textual amendments
/corrections.

Contents:-
pp. ii/iii: ‘Elric In The Young Kingdoms’ (map) by James Cawthorn;
p. ix: Introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
p. 1: The Sleeping Sorceress;
p. 131: The Revenge Of The Rose;
p. 327: ‘The Stealer Of Souls’*;
p. 369: ‘Kings In Darkness’* (with Cawthorn) (as ‘Kings in Darkness’ only, on contents page);
p. 401: ‘The Caravan Of Forgotten Dreams’*;
p. 433: Stormbringer*;
p. 616: Elric: A Reader’s Guide’ (non-fiction) by John Davey.

* Includes chapter titles, added for these omnibuses but later dispensed with.

February 1999
Corum: The Prince With The Silver Hand;
cover artist:  Mike Mignola (also interior)
;

an omnibus containing three Corum Jhaelen Irsei novels (see below)…

Hardcover (+ book-club ed.);
original price:  $24·99;
ix + 341 pages;
I.S.B.N.: 1-56504-188-7.
Trade-sized paperback, 2001 (July [“MonthXX” on copyright page]);
original price:  $16·99;
I.S.B.N.:  1-58846-850-X;
with minor textual amendments
/corrections.

Contents:-
p. vii: Introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
p. 2: The Bull And The Spear (as The Fourth Book Of Corum: The Bull And The Spear on title page);
p. 118: The Oak And The Ram (as The Fifth Book Of Corum: The Oak And The Ram on title page);
p. 230: The Sword And The Stallion (as The Sixth Book Of Corum: The Sword And The Stallion on title page).

November 1999
Earl Aubec And Other Stories;
cover artist:  John j. Muth (also interior)
;

a collection of one novel + shorter fiction (see below)…

Hardcover;
original price:  $24·99;
xii + 590 pages;
I.S.B.N.: 1-56504-986-1
;

revised, plus differing content (from British edition).

Contents:-
pp. v: Contents page;
p. vii:  Introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
p. 1: “The Beginning” (as “1. The Beginning” on contents page) comprising:-
p. 3: ‘Earl Aubec’;
p. 16: ‘Jesting With Chaos’;
p. 26: ‘The Greater Conqueror’;
p. 67: “The Middle” (as “2. The Middle” on contents page) comprising:-
p. 69: ‘Going Home’;
p. 83: ‘Hanging The Fool’;
p. 100: ‘Consuming Passion’;
p. 108: ‘Wolf’;
p. 114: ‘Environment Problem’;
p. 123: ‘The Opium General’;
p. 131: ‘A Dead Singer’;
p. 150: ‘The Lovebeast’;
p. 160: ‘The Ruins’;
p. 168: The Golden Barge: A Fable (as The Golden Barge only, on contents page);
p. 292: ‘The Deep Fix’;
p. 343: ‘The Real Life Mr Newman (Adventures Of The Dead Astronaut)’ (as ‘The Real Life Mr Newman’ only, on contents page);
p. 376: ‘Goodbye, Miranda’;
p. 379: ‘Islands’;
p. 394: “Some Reminiscences Of The Third World War” comprising:-
p. 395: ‘Casablanca’;
p. 415: ‘Going To Canada’;
p. 425: ‘Leaving Pasadena’;
p. 442: ‘Crossing Into Cambodia’;

p. 458: ‘Mars’;
p. 472: ‘The Frozen Cardinal’;
p. 482: ‘Peace On Earth’ (with Barrington Bayley) (as ‘Peace On Earth’ only, on contents page);
p. 493: “The End” (as “3. The End” on contents page) comprising:-
p. 495: ‘The Mountain’;
p. 506: ‘The Time Dweller’;
p. 522: ‘Escape From Evening’;
p. 548: ‘Waiting For The End Of Time…’;
p. 561: “And Somewhere Else” comprising:-
p. 563: ‘The Stone Thing: A Tale Of Strange Parts’ (as ‘The Stone Thing’ only, on contents page);
p. 567: ‘The Last Call’;
p. 571: ‘My Life’;
p. 575: ‘The Museum Of The Future: Homage To H.G. Wells And The Time Machine, 1895’ (as ‘The Museum Of The Future’ only, on contents page);
p. 581: “And Another Beginning…” comprising:-
p. 583: ‘Sir Milk-and-Blood’.

April 2000
(March on copyright page)
Count Brass;
cover artist:  Walter Simonson (also interior)
;

map: Jim Cawthorn;
an omnibus containing three Duke Dorian Hawkmoon von Köln novels (see below)…

Hardcover;
original price:  $24·99;
xii + 398 pages;
I.S.B.N.: 1-56504-987-X
;

states “revised”, but (in this instance, with the exception of the Introduction) should be more accurately ‘containing minor textual amendments’.

Contents:-
pp. ii/iii: ‘The World Of The Dark Empire’ (map) by Jim Cawthorn;
p. ix:  Introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
p. 1: Count Brass (as The Fifth Book Of Hawkmoon: Count Brass on title page);
p. 113: The Champion Of Garathorm (as The Sixth Book Of Hawkmoon: The Champion Of Garathorm on title page);
p. 223: The Quest For Tanelorn (as The Seventh Book Of Hawkmoon: The Quest For Tanelorn on title page).

(To be continued…)